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Multicultural literature for children and young adults : reflections on critical issues

Author: Mingshui Cai
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of world literature, no. 116.
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This text discusses theoretical, critical,and pedagogical issues related to the definition of multicultural children's literature and its place in the curriculum.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cai, Mingshui.
Multicultural literature for children and young adults.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)654661190
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mingshui Cai
ISBN: 0313312443 9780313312441
OCLC Number: 48857619
Description: xx, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Issues Related to the Concept of Multicultural Literature --
Defining Multicultural Literature --
Literary and Pedagogical Definitions --
The Focal Point of the Controversy --
Three Views on the Definition of Multicultural Literature --
Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators --
Classifying Multicultural Literature --
Classification by Content and Intended Audience --
Classification by Cultural Specificity --
Classification by Geographical and Cultural Boundaries --
Issues Related to the Creation and Critique of Multicultural Literature --
Imagination, Ethnicity, and Cultural Authenticity --
The Crux of the Issue --
Cultural Boundaries --
Ethnic Perspective --
Brute Facts --
A Comparative Study of Two Novels --
Concluding Thoughts --
Reader Response Theory and the Author's Role in Multicultural Literature --
The Role of the Author in Reader Response Theory --
The Real Author and the Implied Author --
The Author's Cultural Identity in Multicultural Literature --
Stereotyping and the Politics of Representation --
Definition of Stereotype --
The Social-Political Nature of Stereotype --
The Detrimental Effects of Stereotypes --
The Cultural War over Image Making --
Stereotypes as Partial Truth --
Viewing Images in the Big Picture --
Stereotypes and Historical Realism --
Concluding Thoughts --
Cultural Correctness and the Evaluation of Multicultural Literature --
Culturally Correct --
Politically Correct --
Emotionally Correct --
Analyzing Content Analysis as a Means of Evaluation --
"Overburdening" Criticism.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world literature, no. 116.
Responsibility: Mingshui Cai.

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